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Same-Sex Partners Archives

Fertility rights of same-sex couples

Infertility is a condition which is defined as a couple struggling to conceive after trying at least 12-months to do so, provided the woman in under 35. While, in the case of those in heterosexual relationships, documented infertility gives way to a couple qualifying for their insurance to cover fertility-related expenses, for same-sex couples and singles, qualifying to receive covered fertility treatments is much less reliable.

What the Freedom to Marry Act is and what rights it affords you

Signed into law on June 1, 2014, the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act affords equal rights to both heterosexual and homosexual couples to not only enter into civil marriages, but to share in the benefits associated with being party to these relationships as well. The law reinforces an individual's rights to freely exercise their religious rights without fear of discrimination, though, as well.